Inter-school Spanish Debating Competition

Adam Lehodey and Franklin Memet

On Monday 28th January, Reigate College Upper Sixth students Adam Lehodey and Franklin Memet put their Spanish skills to the test by taking part in an inter-school debating competition held at Alleyn’s School in Camberwell.

Fifteen teams from different schools and colleges took on the challenge, debating topics as varied as “Feminist movements are essential”, “Eating meat should be taxed” and “New technologies are a threat to democracy”. 

Competition was fierce, and although Adam and Franklin didn’t make it to the final, they gained some valuable experience and thoroughly enjoyed listening to the finalists’ heated views on whether mobile phones should be prohibited in class!  

Head of Modern Foreign Languages Rosemary Osborne said of the event, “All in all, it was a challenging and very enjoyable experience for two extremely talented linguists.”

Adam joined the College from Reigate School and is studying A Level Spanish, French, Maths and Computer Science. Franklin, also previously at Reigate School, A Level Spanish, Maths and Computer Science, alongside the Level 2 Certificate in Latin.

Find out more about studying Spanish at Reigate College.

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